Advertisement

Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 446–457 | Cite as

Pathophysiology and treatment of IgA nephropathy in children

  • N. Yoshikawa
  • Ryojiro Tanaka
  • Kazumoto Iijima
Invited Review

Abstract 

IgA nephropathy is the most-common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, and about 20%–50% of patients develop progressive renal failure. The pathogenesis is still unknown and treatment has not yet been established. Knowledge concerning childhood IgA nephropathy has expanded greatly in the last 10 years, and its importance as the major form of glomerulonephritis and major contributor to end-stage renal disease is also becoming apparent in children. This review focuses on the pathophysiology and treatment of IgA nephropathy in children.

Keywords Pathogenesis Treatment IgA nephropathy Genetic factors 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Yoshikawa
    • 1
  • Ryojiro Tanaka
    • 2
  • Kazumoto Iijima
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Wakayama Medical University, 811–1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Japan 641–8510 e-mail nori@wakayama-med.ac.jp Tel.: +81-73-4410632, Fax: +81-73-4449055JP
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, JapanJP

Personalised recommendations